Classroom Teacher - Mount Pleasant Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Mount Pleasant VIC 3350, Australia
  • 26 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Job ID 1255678 Location Mount Pleasant Primary School Department Mount Pleasant Primary School Role Type Primary Teacher Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties Full/Part Time Full-Time Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term Classification Classroom Teacher Apply By 12/08/2021 Other Information   Begin Date 12/08/2021 End Date 07/08/2022 Hours 38.00 Contact Name Katherine Robinson Phone 5332 3646 School Website

Location Profile
Mount Pleasant Primary School, established in 1855, is an inner city state government primary school situated 3 kilometres south east of the original Ballarat Post Office. It has an enrolment of approximately 100 students and 18 staff members - teaching and non-teaching.

Teaching and Learning practices at Mount Pleasant Primary School are designed to improve the learning outcomes for all students in the school. We are currently on a Science of Reading journey and have started to implement Sounds Write. In 2022 all classroom teachers will undertake a course called Language Arts by Lyn Stone.

We are working with Numeracy coaches to develop our shared understandings of the “Big Ideas” in maths and provide a broad, open curriculum that encourages students to transfer skills and make connections with the real world. Teachers work closely together in units, planning and reviewing data together. Teamwork, professional learning and a strong sense of collegiality are a feature of our school.

MPPS aims to provide each student with a range of learning experiences that:

  • build on existing experiences;
  • promote individual excellence in learning;
  • develop self-esteem, confidence and independence;
  • encourage students to think, collaborate and problem solve;
  • foster a desire and enthusiasm for life-long learning.
  • Our school has developed an Instructional Model that is currently under
  • review to ensure it supports our recent curriculum learning. We offer weekly
  • Specialist classes that include; Chinese, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and PE.

We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment within which our children will have opportunities to realize their full intellectual, physical, creative and social/emotional potentials. School Wide Positive Behaviours are embedded within the structures of the school, we use the Zones of Regulation and focus on building strong and positive relationships with our learners. Our teachers are expected to work with empathy, openly communicate with families and have strengths in managing challenging behaviours.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

SC2 Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3 Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.


The classroom teacher classification comprises two salary ranges- range 1 and range 2. The primary focus of the classroom teacher is on the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection and inquiry in order to improve knowledge and skills to effectively engage students and improve their learning.

As the classroom teacher gains experience his or her contribution to the school program beyond the classroom increases. All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their rostered teaching duties provided the responsibility is appropriate to the salary range, qualifications, training and experience of the teacher.

Classroom teacher Range 2

Range 2 classroom teachers play a significant role in assisting the school to improve student performance and educational outcomes determined by the school strategic plan and state-wide priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and priorities.

A critical component of this work will focus on increasing the knowledge base of staff within their school about student learning and high quality instruction to assist their school to define quality teacher practice.

Range 2 classroom teachers will be expected to:

  • Have the content knowledge and pedagogical practice to meet the diverse needs of all students
  • Model exemplary classroom practice and mentor/coach other teachers in the school to engage in critical reflection of their practice and to support staff to expand their capacity
  • Provide expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
  • Supervise and train one or more student teachers
  • Assist staff to use student data to inform teaching approaches that enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.

Classroom teacher Range 1

The primary focus of the range 1 classroom teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels and the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. These teachers teach a range of students/classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programs. Range 1 classroom teachers are skilled teachers who operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and may have responsibility for the supervision and training of one or more student teachers.

At range 1, teachers participate in the development of school policies and programs and assist in the implementation of school priorities.

The focus of a range 1 classroom teacher is on classroom management, subject content and teaching practice. New entrants to the teaching profession in their initial teaching years receive structured support, mentoring and guidance from teachers at higher levels.

Under guidance, new entrants to the teaching profession will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects and are expected to participate in induction programs and other professional learning activities that are designed to ensure the integration of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy across the school.

Teachers at range 1 are responsible for teaching their own classes and may also assist and participate in policy development, project teams and the organisation of co-curricular activities.


The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:

  • Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;
  • Undertaking other classrooms teaching-related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;
  • Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
  • Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.